Break out your finest pair of jorts Baltimore because this weekend marks the start of Artscape – America's largest free outdoor arts festival. With too much to see, and too much to drink this weekend I thought I would distil down a few of the weekend's musical happenings here. Let's begin with links to the concert events at every stage available.
If Artscape isn't your scene, there happens to be a new alternative upstart at The Hour Haus this year. RatScape promises three days of bedlam and a staggering line up of 47 bands. Due to the limited capacity at Hour Haus, weekend passes are available via Brown Paper Tickets for $50. Weekend passes include unlimited access to all three days of music, as well as food and drinks. One day passes are also available for $20. These tickets include one meal and drinks.
The full lineup is:
Friday: July 20: 6 PM
Barbelith – Alto Verde – Foghound – The Wayward – Radical Discharge – Bet the Devil – Nate Hall (from USX solo) – The Convocation – Melngeon – The Pilgrim – Mike Scheidt (from Yob solo) – Arbouretum – Weed is Weed – Windhand
Saturday: July 21: 2PM
Yellow Raincoat – Monster Museum – Terrestrial Mass – White Bear – USSA Pleasure Dome – The Lexington Arrows – Orange Horse – Choke Motel – The Matrimonials – Slow Jerks – Wild Honey – Dragon King
Sunday: July 22: 2PM
Castles – Special People – Sincage – Station – Gary B and the Notions -Blackout Brigade – Balor's Eye – Compression -Spoilage – Ape – Melungeon – Extermination Angle – Skelptarsis – Earthride
For more information about Ratscape check out their facebook page. I'll see you out there Baltimore. You dig?